The Best Of Boston - For Your Dog

The Best Of Boston - For Your Dog

 Boston and its surrounding suburbs are quite dog-friendly, so scoring Boston Magazine's pick for the Best of Boston is no small feat! The following establishments have been chosen as 2018's top boarding, grooming, and dog walking services.

Best Dog Boarding:

Dogwood Cottage, Melrose

This premier "pawtique hotel" was designed to look like a quaint Nantucket cottage. The lucky dogs that patronize Dogwood Cottage are treated to luxuries such as indoor and outdoor play space - broken up to accommodate large and small dogs, kennel-free boarding with pup's choice of room and bed, directed play sessions with staff, and a variety of pampering grooming services.

Human pawrents get the convenience of one-stop-shopping for their dogs' daycare, overnight boarding, walking and grooming needs. The Dogwood Cottage staff even offer transportation services for busy pet parents with pickup spots in Beacon Hill and the Back Bay!


Best Dog Grooming:

Kelly’s Underground Dog Grooming, Newton

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Kelly Acone is no stranger to Boston Magazine's Best Dog Groomer spot! This is (at least) her third time taking top honor, and from the rave reviews her clients leave on GoogleFacebook, Yelp, etc., the title is well deserved!

Whether it's a simple bath or a head to toe re-style, Acone loves what she does - and it shows! Her furry customers are her top priority and she is always happy to take a little extra time to ensure they are confident and comfortable. Well-behaved pups are even permitted to wander free and play with one-another until it's their turn on the table. Be sure to check out Kelly's Underground Dog Grooming on Facebook and Instagram to see all the adorable makeovers!

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Best Dog Walking:

Boston for the Dogs, Roslindale

Founded in 2013, Boston for the Dogs is staffed by a diverse team of dog lovers devoted to ensuring city pups get the exercise they need to stay happy and healthy. They serve Roslindale, West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Brookline and Chestnut Hill.

The walkers do their best to work with dogs of all behaviors, backgrounds and schedules, and NEVER discriminate based on breed! When your dog joins Boston for the Dogs, they get more than just a potty break. They get a new BFF that strives to understand their individual needs, whether it's a solo walk, a jog through the park, or a playgroup with other dogs in a fenced-in area.


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